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by chrisl
Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: white corn meal conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 7494

Re: white corn meal conversion

The Malt I used was a 2 row barley from premium malting. I have always used this 2 row for my conversion and never had a problem. The iodine test does turn darker than its original color. What I have always had when the conversion is done is what I call {falling} the grains have separated and fell b...
by chrisl
Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:34 am
Forum: Mashing / Fermenting
Topic: white corn meal conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 7494

white corn meal conversion

I started on Saturday with 50 lbs of white corn grits, 40 gallons of water. Boiled the water dropped in the corn grits slowly. I simmered the mash for about 2 hours and it was sticky so I through in some malted barley and some gluc to loosen things up. I let it drop to 145 degrees I then added 7 lbs...
by chrisl
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: Novice Forum Graveyard
Topic: will the cloudy spirits go away
Replies: 3
Views: 547

will the cloudy spirits go away

Hello: I just got done with a spirit run of UJSSM. I collected everything from 80-60. I let it air out for two days. I then cut it with distilled water from the ole wal-mart. I cut it to 90 proof. I did add the water to the likker. It is cloudy, will this eventually go way. Or should I re run this b...
by chrisl
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Old Wash
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Old Wash

Thanks Guys..Chrisl
by chrisl
Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Novice Distillers
Topic: Old Wash
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Old Wash

Hello I have a 50 gallon all grain wash that was done about 10-12 days ago. I had to stay out of town for work. I got home last night and opened the fermenter up { I am using the blue 55 gallon food grade barrels as my fermenter} and boy it really has a sour smell, the cap has fallen but has a white...
by chrisl
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method
Replies: 4305
Views: 737327

Re: uncle jesse's simple sour mash method

Long ferment: I have a 30 gal ferment going for 26 days now. It had a Sg of .080 and now it is .010. I have it in a 55 gallon blue food grade barrel with two 300 watt fish tank heater running inside keeping the internal temp of 75-80 degrees also under airlock. It is still bubbling pretty good about...
by chrisl
Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: Baileys/Punkins Muck
Replies: 71
Views: 28477

Re: Baileys/Punkins Muck

Holy Crapneck; Now this is tasty. I doubled the batch with 2 month oaked UJSSM. This is going fast. Wife likes it. Nice job. I took about half the batch and added some coconut extract, very nice to. Happy Holidays guys
by chrisl
Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Aeration of mash
Replies: 6
Views: 2164

Re: Aeration of mash

Maybe I did not word that right. I am on my 12th generation of UJSSM. I have only been doing 5 gallon washes at a time. I now have a 55 gallon food grade drum and I am doing my first 25 gallon wash in this. I just switched to a keg still so I can do around 13 gallons at a time. This is some good dri...
by chrisl
Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:46 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Aeration of mash
Replies: 6
Views: 2164

Re: Aeration of mash

Makes sense. Thanks Braz
by chrisl
Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: Aeration of mash
Replies: 6
Views: 2164

Aeration of mash

Is there any benefit to about half way through fermintation aerating your wash or just leave it alone. I have started doing a 25 gallon 12 generation UJSSM wash. I aerate with a drill motor and a grout paddle at the start, also have a internal heater keeping it @ 75-80 degrees. Thanks
by chrisl
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4040
Views: 425312

Re: sweetfeed whisky

OK: I did my 2nd generation last saturday 11-20-10. 18 gallons of water with 25% backset 21 lbs sugar. It had a SG of 1.060 I keep the mash at 85-90 degrees with a fish tank heater. This was done in a 20 gallon food grade container I just had the lid on it during fermintation and covered with a blan...
by chrisl
Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4040
Views: 425312

Re: sweetfeed whisky

OK I got the 2nd gen running today after a run yesterday. Used about 25% backset for a total of 18 gallons water,21 lbs sugar. i cleaned up the spent mash and replaced with new. Checked the sg was .60 temp was at 89 degrees. I did not add any yeast. I got the hearts from yesterday on oak. This to mu...
by chrisl
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4040
Views: 425312

Re: sweetfeed whisky

Got it ,Thank you for your help AZ....Chris
by chrisl
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4040
Views: 425312

Re: sweetfeed whisky

Yes: I read the first post, but a later post talked about removing the spent grain and I do not know what that means. Since this thread has evolved since the first post, I just wanted to make sure I have not missed or not understood anything. Thanks for your help
by chrisl
Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Tried and True Recipes
Topic: sweetfeed whisky
Replies: 4040
Views: 425312

Re: sweetfeed whisky

When you ferment the next generation do you start with all new sweet feed and about 25% back set, or just 25% of the back set and the same grain. Thank you
by chrisl
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: 9 grain mix
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: 9 grain mix

I get all my grains and bulk food from honeyvillegrain.com. Great products and shipping is damn near free. Chrisl
by chrisl
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: 9 grain mix
Replies: 3
Views: 624

9 grain mix

I have purchased a 9 grain mix in a 50 lb bag from honeyville grain. The mix is crushed that consist of ..Spring wheat,winter wheat,soft white wheat,corn grits,
barley grits,steel cut oats, cracked rye, millet, flaxseed. Anyone have any help of making a wash with this. Thank you Chrisl
by chrisl
Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Barley corn
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Barley corn

Thanks Duck. Gotta successful recipe. Chris
by chrisl
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Barley corn
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Re: Barley corn

Hey dog thanks for that tip. I have my 5 generation UJSSM going to run this weekend and I will throw some of this barley corn into it. I have to say that My 3rd gen of ujssm after 3 weeks of oaking and airing OMG it is good, really good. Chris
by chrisl
Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Grains
Topic: Barley corn
Replies: 4
Views: 881

Barley corn

I went to the feed store today, I was looking for some flaked corn. They had what they called barley corn, the gal said it was a mixture of steamed and rolled then dried corn and barley. It was 10 bucks for a 75 pound bag. Anyone use this. Chris
by chrisl
Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No conversion? Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: No conversion? Help!

Thanks Barney: I really appreciate all your guys help, still got a lot to learn, this is a great hobby, having a lot of fun. Chris
by chrisl
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No conversion? Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: No conversion? Help!

Hey Plunker: Thank you, I am on it right now Chris
by chrisl
Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Mashing and Fermenting
Topic: No conversion? Help!
Replies: 5
Views: 397

No conversion? Help!

Hello: Yesterday, I took 8 pounds of cracked corn, 4 gallons of water, PH Buffer, and some alpha.I cooked the cracked corn, at 180 for about two hours. I then mashed it good, with a large masher, let it rest to 150. Then, I added 2 pounds of crushed, 2 row malted barley, and one beano tab. I wrap th...
by chrisl
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: looking for a Cracked corn 2 row barley recipe
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: looking for a Cracked corn 2 row barley recipe

I just tested the wash and I have a SG of 1.030 and still can taste sugar. Should I add more yeast and start again? Chrisl
by chrisl
Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: looking for a Cracked corn 2 row barley recipe
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: looking for a Cracked corn 2 row barley recipe

I checked the wash this morning and it is bubbling nice since Monday night. I got homr from work and it is done bubbling. I will let it go until tommorow night and check the SG. Is it normal, for the wash that I described above, to be done in low thirty hours. I will run this on friday and tell the ...
by chrisl
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: looking for a Cracked corn 2 row barley recipe
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: looking for a Cracked corn 2 row barley recipe

Hey thank you Duck: I just did a all malt wash Sunday. I used 2 pounds malted 2 row crushed, per gallon, for a total of 14 pounds and seven gallons of water. I used PH buffer first and stirred it real good. I checked the PH and it was at 6. I heated the water to 170 added a teaspoon of alpha amilyse...
by chrisl
Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: looking for a Cracked corn 2 row barley recipe
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

Re: looking for a Cracked corn 2 row barley recipe

Thank You Very much for that recipe. When cooking the cracked corn should the water be at a boil, or what temp to convert at. Thank You Chris
by chrisl
Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Recipe Development
Topic: looking for a Cracked corn 2 row barley recipe
Replies: 9
Views: 1806

looking for a Cracked corn 2 row barley recipe

I have been wanting to do my first cooked mash, using cracked corn and 2 row Barley. I have not had any luck finding a recipe. The closest recipe that I have found is using flaked corn, can cracked be substituted. Any Ideas. Thank You Chrisl
by chrisl
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Sugar
Topic: cob feed
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

cob feed

I was calling the local feed lot looking for feed molasses. I want to try a rum wash. They did not carry any, but the kid told me, they had, what he called cob feed, in 50 lb bags. He said it was a mixture of corn, oats, and molasses, with some other grains, he could not remember. Is anyone familiar...
by chrisl
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Pot Distillation/Thumper and Design
Topic: Copper fabricating
Replies: 7
Views: 1437

Copper fabricating

I am interested in learning how to fab with copper. I would like to start by building a pot still. Anyone have any suggestion's for books, video's.websites etc. I have searched the web, and have not found anything. Thank You Chris